TL;DR news for Thursday, December 28

TL;DR news for Thursday, December 28

By TheTwoPointOne

TL;DR news is the only place to find all the stories surrounding Scottish football, broken down and analysed in order of importance. 


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Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past 24 hours, you’ll know that Virgil Van Dijk is moving from Southampton to Liverpool for a world-record fee of £75 million. Celtic are reportedly due £7.5 million of that.


Scottish football is all about odd word choices. Neil Lennon chose well last night, when he said he was “incandescent” after a decision to not award Oliver Shaw’s goal. How concomitant.


Following a nasty tackle from Motherwell’s Cedric Kipre, Rangers midfielder Ryan Jack is now a major doubt for Saturday’s Old Firm derby. He joins Graham Dorrans and Kenny Miller on the injury list.


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Hamilton Accies had to cancel last night’s clash with Kilmarnock because their all-weather, plastic pitch wasn’t fit for purpose after some frost and a few inches of snow. Martin Canning insisted to the BBC that it would have been fine after half an hour of play.


Robbie Neilson has rubbish reports that he may quit MK Dons. His side have only won one of their last 13 games.


Bobby Madden will be in charge of Saturday’s clash at Parkhead.


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James Tavernier has started a company called “Designer Bullies UK” with the aim of breeding bulldog-mastiff crosses.


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